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50 Years of War at Its Dirtiest

50 Years of War at Its Dirtiest

Posted by Mike Finnegan on Feb 19th 2019

Its working title was Written on the Sand, referring to its North African Sahara Desert setting, but as it was going to evolve into a brawny, brazenly cynical adventure about a World War II cadre of s

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Vive Legrand!

Vive Legrand!

Posted by Mike Finnegan on Jan 30th 2019

John Anderson’s thoughtful obituary in The New York Times for the enormously gifted and stunningly versatile film composer and musical performer Michel Legrand, who died Saturday at age 86, contains s

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Dear Dirty Scoundrel

Dear Dirty Scoundrel

Posted by Mike Finnegan on Mar 14th 2018

Michael Caine celebrates his 85th birthday today having appeared in more than 120 theatrical features; his latest, the absurdist comedy Dear Dictator, in which he plays the title role of a deposed,

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October Preorders / Antiheroic Turn

October Preorders / Antiheroic Turn

Posted by Mike Finnegan on Oct 4th 2017

Brigands, cutthroats, firebrands, reprobates and scalawags have taken over this month’s Twilight Time release slate, and fans of historical chronicles, pirate tales, war sagas and Western legends c

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The Dirty Truth

The Dirty Truth

Posted by Mike Finnegan on Sep 22nd 2017

When he was persuaded by producer Harry Saltzman to take over direction of the nihilistic World War II North Africa campaign action saga Play Dirty (1969) from original assignee René Clemént, the

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